In October, Instagram rolled out a new “poll” feature that lets users ask their followers a question and provide two answers from which to choose. As simple as it sounds, Instagram polls are simple yet effective ways to create even more engagement with followers.
How to Add a Poll to Your Instagram Story
- In the Instagram stories section, click the stickers icon (upper right near text and pencil icons)
- On the 2nd screen, select “Poll”
- In the field that pops up, write a question related to your photo. Enter the two possible responses for the audience (e.g. Yes | No)
- Drag the poll to wherever you want on the photo
- Add to your story
Polls work for both photos and videos, and just like other Instagram stories, polls stay within your story timeline for 24 hours (unless added to your profile).